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Nanomaterials news, September 2021

New nano semiconductor materials show promise

Synthesis of molecular nano “spheres” with potential for semiconductors

Researchers have developed a novel method for getting thin layers of different materials, including perovskites, to self-assemble into large crystals.

Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings, operated by Penn State and Rice Universities, secures $1.5 million in Phase II funding from NSF

shape-changing nanomaterial kills non-small cell lung cancer cells and improves the efficacy of anticancer drug cisplatin

While searching for novel superconductors, researchers unexpectedly discovered a 2D material with an unusually high ionic conductivity.

By applying strain to a monolayer semiconductor, researchers managed to produce chiral valley-polarized light at room temperature.

Researchers have developed a novel etching process for fabricating features and patterns on 2D materials like graphene at near atomic resolution.

Inspired by cell membranes, novel polymer membranes can separate fluoride from chloride and other ions with twice the selectivity of other methods.

Researchers have enhanced the brightness and stability of light-emitting perovskite nanocrystals by encapsulating them in metal-organic frameworks.

By combining quantum dots and gold nanoparticles with molecular glue, researchers have created a tiny camera for observing chemical reactions.

Researchers have discovered how to get cheap commercial silica nanocages to trap noble gases like argon, krypton and xenon.

Researchers used neutron time-of-flight spectrometry to probe the magnetic properties of a stack of two sheets of 2D chromium triiodide.

By utilizing silver terraces as a substrate, engineers have, for the first time, managed to create a double layer of atomically flat borophene.

By inserting molecular spacers between the layers in a graphite anode, researchers have created sufficient space for sodium ions.

A novel rechargeable battery that uses sodium-chlorine chemistry can store up to six times more charge than current batteries.

By applying mechanical strain to a 2D semiconductor, researchers were able to get it to emit light, rather than heat, with near 100% efficiency.

By developing conducting carbon nanotube threads, researchers have been able to product shirts that can monitor the hearts of wearers.

Properties of bamboo inspire more efficient battery electrodes

"Carbon-based materials for electrocatalysis: tailored functionalities towards activity and selectivity"

Lightweight multifunctional alternatives made from natural resources could mitigate waste problems associated with non-biodegradable materials

Researchers have found that twisting the layers of bilayer graphene influences the movement of electrons by altering the spacing between the layers.

Microplastics shown to stress cell membranes through physical processes

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